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EDUCATION FORDHAM UNIVERSITY New York, NY 2007-2011 : Bachelor's in Graphic Design + Spanish

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TYLER SCHOOL OF ART Philadelphia, PA Summer 2012 : Certificate in Web Design & CSS

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WORK EXPERIENCE PHILADELPHIA CITY PAPER : 2012-Present Graphic Designer : Design of award-winning editorial layouts, company collateral, advertisements, and e-marketing.

THE PRINTED WORD : 2011 Graphic Designer : Created custom designs and printed materials for repeat and walk-in clients.

COMPLEX MEDIA : 2011 Art Intern : Assisted art department with web/ print magazine elements and photo shoots.

FORDHAM LAW LIBRARY : 2010-2011 Graphic Designer : Designed monthly displays and posters.

SKILLS Photoshop : Illustrator : InDesign : Dreamweaver : Acrobat : Smart Connection : E-Marketing : Microsoft Office : HTML/CSS.

AWA RDS 2013 AAN Awards : 2nd place Editorial Layout.

267.566.2698 BrennaAdams@gmail.com 1619 E. Willow Grove Avenue : Glenside, PA 19038


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UZBEKISTAN

12012 BUSTLETON AVE. • 215-671-1990 • IGRENA.COM/UZBEKISTAN

I AMID THE RED BRICK rowhouses and drab strip malls of Northeast Philly, a number of ethnic restaurants have sprung up, offering tastes of home to those who have emigrated from foreign lands and affording city natives an array of fascinating international flavors. One of these hidden gems is a Filipino grill that is the only one of its kind in Philly. Another offers all manner of edibles from what once was the U.S.S.R. Here’s a look at five out-of-the-way, exotic and totally awesome gems in the Great Northeast that are worth a visit. WORDS BY CAROLINE RUSSOCK PHOTOS BY NEAL SANTOS

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f your grip on geography isn’t Google Maps caliber, here’s a little primer on the country called Uzbekistan: It borders five countries, including the familiar Afghanistan, the pop-culturefamiliar Kazakhstan (which you might recall from the movie Borat) and three other places that fall into the “stans” category — Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Or, if you’d like something simpler, it’s north of the Middle East, south of Russia and pretty damned close to China. Located on a humdrum stretch of Bustleton Avenue, Uzbekistan restaurant boasts a sign out front of a Santa-esque, bearded man toting round, sesame-studded loaves of bread. A canopied outdoor seating area gives way inside to a warm dining room that emanates a Russian-grandma vibe. And on any given afternoon the patrons are those very grandmas, seated around tables filled with china teapots, plates of Russian salads, bowls of red and green borscht and loaves of bread. On the menu are Russian standards like Olivie salad, a wonderfully mayonnaise-y potato salad with perfectly cubed carrots, pickles, cucumber and boiled chicken. With this dish, the Asian and Middle Eastern influence is immediately apparent. A plate of herring and boiled potatoes is served with sharp slices of white onion sprinkled with sour sumac. The salad menu includes an item called “chimcha Korean,” described as “Korean cabbage spicy marinated” and an eggplant salad studded with walnuts and pomegranate seeds. There is a cheburek, something that is most easily (or not so easily) described as the empanada of the Crimean Tatars, a deep-fried, half-moon-shaped pastry filled with a finely ground mix of mincemeat, onion and cilantro. It is served with a gravy boat of sweet and spicy tomato sauce — ketchup-with-a-kick. The flavors at Uzbekistan are exotic, much like the almond-eyed waitresses who serve you. But there is also a distant familiarity, one that makes the geography of this unfamiliar spot almost familiar.

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HOURS: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily APPETIZERS: $4.89 - $10.99 ENTREES: $5.19 - $21.99


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IT BEGAN AS a simple enough idea. Freelance designer Kyle Costill decided in summer 2011 to film some musician friends performing in his Oaklyn, N.J., backyard. With plans to shoot one web video a month, he hoped the changing of the seasons would put indie rock in an ever-evolving context. That didn’t quite go as planned: Ultimately, the backyard looked and felt like the same backyard. But the part about taking music out of the rock club and out of doors was a success, and the newly branded Bands in the Backyard project was born. BITBY produced a remarkable string of videos its first year, some 180 at last count. The monthly shoots at Costill’s home have showcased experimental space-rock outfit Arc in Round and riot-grrrl-inspired trio Break It Up, to name two. Soon, they branched out to other locations for mini-features: a Bartram’s Garden sit-down with the distillers at Art in the Age; a lively reading by comedian Juliet Hope Wayne; a blurry, massively excited clip from Meek Mill’s 25th-birthday concert at Union Transfer. If BITBY is out on the town, they’re probably filming it, with most of the video by Costill and his partner David Kain. These days every music fan with a camera and a Vimeo account wants to make their own Black Cab Sessions. But rather than chasing the Arcade Fires of the world, BITBY’s focus is the local music and arts scene first, grabbing the occasional small-time touring band (Metz, for instance) a distant second. Their 40,000 or so YouTube views may seem modest, but considering the project’s aim, it’s actually kind of impressive. Talking with folks about BITBY, I find naysayers who ask,“What’s the point? They’re just working with bands people haven’t heard of.” I say that’s exactly the point. —John Vettese LAWN CHEERS: David Kain and Kyle Costill, photographed Dec. 4 in Costill’s backyard.

HONORABLE MENTIONS ✚EDIBLE ONION This tiny cassettebased label is building a cool little scene around their lo-fi bands’ small shows and handmade albums.✚ANDREW LIPKE Last year he gave us The Plague, his “song cycle of apocalyptic vignettes” that included parts for a string quartet. This year he released Siddiqah, a two-song EP including an epic 15-minute track that feels like a movie. Very composed. Very cool.✚MADE IN AMERICA The doomsayers were legion, but Jay-Z’s gigantic, two-day, multistage concert delivered on its promise of big names (Kanye, Pearl Jam, etc.) and a boost to the local economy (a reported approximate $10 million).

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SHOP. DINE. MEET. PRESENT THIS AD AND YOUR APPLICATION FEE IS

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Stroll our streets and visit us to experience more than 80 places to shop, dine and meet all within walking distance.

BLOKTOBERFEST

For a complete list of retail establishments in University Square, visit

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13Th SOUTh STREET, BROAD TO 18Th NOON - 8PM FREE TO ATTEND Beer: This year’s festival features 27

different choices on tap, including many exciting new offerings from local breweries, a selection of seasonal festbiers and pumpkin ales, and even several gluten-free options In order to enjoy the beer offerings, guests age 21 and older must purchase a Beer Bracelet, available for $15 online at bloktoberfestphilly. com or $20 at the event.

Food: This year, Bloktoberfest will feature

its widest selection yet of incredible Philly eats. Restaurants all along the festival’s three blocks will be selling their delicacies curbside, from venerable South Street institutions. Food at Bloktoberfest is pay-as-you-go, and guests are welcome to sample as many different items as they choose throughout the day.

stages. And as always, taking in the many musical performances at Bloktoberfest is completely free.

FaMily activities: Bring

the kids! Bloktoberfest 2012 will feature an amazing activities for young children and families on the 1700 block of South Street as part of our Family Zone. We’ll have face painters, balloon artists, science demonstrations from the Franklin Institute, pumpkin painting with artists from the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, and many other kinds of all-ages entertainment planned throughout the afternoon.

Music: A great block party calls for

great music. Bloktoberfest will once again be featuring an expansive live music lineup: a mix of nationally recognized and emerging local acts covering a wide array of genres and styles, presented on two

SHOP. DINE. MEET.

ON THE SQUARE For more information:

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Stroll our streets and visit us to experience more than 80 places to shop, dine and meet all within walking distance.

For a complete list of retail establishments in University Square, visit www.ucne.com/university square


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START

DO DOYOU YOUHAVE HAVEMONEY MONEY TO BURN? TO BURN?

You're an underemployed, budget-conscious student? You're not alone friend!

HOW ABOUT A FEW BUCKS?

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Balliiin'! No need to waste your time with this. Go on over to the nearest Staples/Kinkos & drop a few Hamiltons to have someone else do it for you.

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DO YOU WORK/INTERN SOMEPLACE WITH GOOD PRINTING RESOURCES?

YEA SURE

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NO C'mon. Skip that sushi lunch just this once

YES

WILL USING THEM GET YOU IN TORUBLE?

OK

STILL

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YES

HOW IMPORTANT IS COLOR & QUALITY? HOW IMPORTANT IS COLOR & QUALITY?

ARE YOU A LC VISUAL ARTS STUDENT W/ PRINTER PASSWORDS?

GOTTA HAVE IT

MEH

NOPE

Be stealthy...get in, get out. (we won't squeal)...still too scared?

YES

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GOT A FEW HOURS TO KILL?

Phone a friend.

Cool. You should know: Cool. QYou uinn library has black should know: Quinn

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white printing for library has [b/w?] 5¢ per page. printing for 5¢/page.

Understandable.

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Well grab a sweater & head down to the graphic design lab to spend the morning printing to your heart's content! (Hey, at least you're getting your money's worth)

(don't sweat it, procrastination happens to the best of us)

CAN YOU NAVIGATE CAN YOU YOUR WAYNAVIGATE TO THE YOUR TO THE 3RD WAY FLOOR? 3RD FLOOR?

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Well, what are you waiting for??

Really?... now you're just wasting both of our time.

HECK YEA!

Of course you can smartie! in rooms 304, 306, + 308 there are 2 pc labs & a Of course you can smartie! in rooms 304, 306, + 308 there are 2 pc labs & a

mac (open 8:30-8:30). all of the computers there are connected to a maclab lab (open 8:30-8:30). all of the computers there are connected to a printing lab in room 310, where you can Quickly print documents and photos in printing lab in room 310[?], where you can Quickly print documents and photos black & white for 5¢ per page or in color for 10¢ per page. in black & white for 5$/page or in color for 10$/page. (Ask An AttendAnt if you need help printing or pAying) (Ask An AttendAnt if you need help printing or pAying)


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Elma, NY 368 miles

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NOrwIcH, NY 203 miles

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(c/o Steuben Foods Inc.)

By Brenna Adams You’d be surprised. did you know different brands of milk often come from the same dairy - and the same cows? Often, the same dairy provides milk for store and brand names, only differentiating them by their label! most dairy products, especially milk have a code made up of two parts (often separated by a space or dash): a state code and a plant code.

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Between 01 & 56. 34=NJ; 36=NY

rOxburY, NY 152 miles

(c/o Evan’s Farmhouse)

wallINgTON, NJ 15 miles

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Wallington, nJ 15 miles

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JamaIca, NY 14.5 miles

wHITEHOuSE, NJ 44.4 miles

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Shoprite

Codes are usually printed near the top of the carton or on lids. Sometimes they are printed right on the label. Try it yourself by visiting whereismymilkfrom.com.

Jamaica, NY 14.5 miles

Whitehouse, NJ 44.4 miles

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Education's  Trajectory:  Where’s it headed?

The education system has changed over the years. Taking a look at some of the achievements and statistics of the “traditional student”, what’s becoming traditional is actually changing over time with more people looking into higher education and choosing to take some or all of their classes online.

OF THE TOP

FEMALE MALE

AVG. GPA

The Information Age is in full effect!

10 UNIVERSITIES WORLDWIDE THE REST ARE IN THE

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OF STUDENTS AT NON-SELECTIVE SCHOOLS GRADUATE

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SELECTIVE SCHOOLS GRADUATE

VERY SELECTIVE SCHOOLS 11 10 9

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TOP 4 MAJORS: OF ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN NON-PROFIT INSTITUTIONS IN FOR PROFIT INSTITUTIONS

TUITION AT COMMUNITY COLLEGE:

GROWTH IN ONLINE EDUCATION

OVERALL GROWTH IN HIGHER EDUCATION

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